My Corner of the World

It always makes me smile to see swallows lined up on the wires around the house.

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Farmer with a sense of humor

I think the farmer who made this tractor and hay trailer from hay bales has brought 
many smiles to faces along the highway into Hawera.

The details add an artistic flaire!


Last of the summer colors

It's getting to be autumn-y weather here in the southern hemisphere.
These are the last photos of my garden. I think next spring will bring
lots of great, new color.


My Corner of the World

Pine trees grow seven times faster in  New Zealand than in the US (and twenty times 
faster than in Canada!) so we do a lot of exporting, usually for paper.
These black pine trees caught my eye along the road as we drove the South Island.

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surprises at the bach in Anakiwa

The last of the mimosa tree blooms.

I got excited to see this lovely quail come out of the bushes and hop up on the chair
in the garden! It was checking to see if it was safe for the babies to come out. I so enjoyed
seeing them several times.

I think this is a juvenile tui.

And imagine my surprise to see my first weka! I hurriedly took this
photo thinking it might be my only chance...

but it seems he was not afraid of humans and Hubby took several more of
it, getting quite close.

I just had to include one more adult shot, they are so gorgeous!